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Harding University remembers Neale Pryor


Neale Pryor

The Link student news website at Harding University in Searcy, Ark., reports:

Dr. Neale Pryor, former vice president for academic affairs and Bible professor, died Sunday, Sept. 25, at the age of 75. His funeral was held Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Benson Auditorium.
Born in Mayfield, Ky., on Oct. 5, 1935, Pryor was a student at Freed-Hardeman College before transferring to Harding College during his junior year. An English major with a minor in Bible, Pryor went on to study at Vanderbilt University, Harding School of Theology and New Orleans Baptist Seminary.
He returned to Harding in 1962 to teach Bible, where he remained for 45 years, serving as chairman of the Bible department, director of the annual Bible lectureship and vice president of academic affairs.
Pryor also preached at several churches, spoke at more than 500 Gospel meetings across the world, and received the Harding University Distinguished Alumni Award.
“[Neale Pryor] is a pillar of this school,” President David B. Burks said during the funeral. “The faculty and his students will remember him as a master teacher.”

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    A master teacher indeed and what a grasp of the English Bible. Listening to him was listening to an eyewitness talk about the Gospel’s effect on his life. A man of grace and truth; he talked about hard things in charitable ways. A mentor to many of us who have to do the same thing. You always felt lighter and cheerier upon leaving his class. Isn’t that what that the Gospel is supposed to do?
    Bruce Bates
    October, 11 2011

    Dr. Pryor was a good man, a great storyteller and an excellent teacher.
    Nisha Martin
    February, 9 2013

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